DAY 1: 2023 – NAIROBI
Arrival can take place at any time of the day though we would recommend from noon onwards for guaranteed hotel check-in. Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our airport representative will welcome you together with your safari guide and transfer you to your overnight hotel.
Overnight at FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON HOTEL / TAMARIND TREE HOTEL/ or a HOTEL of your choice on BB
The ukulele safari is suitable for all levels, from a complete beginner to an advanced player.
Boris will give personalised attention to each and every participant during the workshop making sure that every participant will be comfortable with everything we learn and enjoy the safari musical workshop to the fullest!
DAY 2: Nairobi – Fly to Samburu Game Reserve
Enjoy an early breakfast before check-out from your town hotel.
Transfer to Wilson Airport to board your scheduled flight to Samburu National Reserve.
(Flights typically depart at 8.00 am / 10.20 or 13.30 hrs)
After an hour of scenic flights via Nanyuki and Mount Kenya and past the vast wilderness of Laikipia, you will arrive in the semi-arid desert reserve Samburu.
Enjoy a cold towel and refreshments on board of your vehicle and meet your expert Safari guide! A short game drive enroute to Larsens Camp, nestled on the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River will give you a first glimpse of this stunning park.
Samburu is well known for its large herds of elephant, elusive leopard as well as Northern Endemic Species. These include the long-necked Gerenuk, The Somali Ostrich, Gravy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Reticulated Giraffe.
After check-in and a delicious lunch, embark on your very first afternoon game drive as per the camp’s schedule
Evening first ukulele workshop at the fireplace!
Overnight at Larsens tented Camp on full board.
DAY 03 & 04: Samburu National Reserve
Enjoy two full days in Samburu Game Reserve with game drives as per the schedule of the camp. We will alternate game drives with morning & afternoon ukulele workshop.
Overnight at LARSENS CAMP – SAMBURU – FB.
DAY 05: Samburu – Maasai Mara: Fly to Masai Mara National Reserve
Breakfast at your camp and check-out. Transfer to the airstrip with a game drive en-route to board your mid-morning flight to the world renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve.
This is a classic African savanna, and the sheer density of wildlife is unique in Africa. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found, so are predators.
In the Mara you have the opportunity of sighting an astonishing amount of wildlife, including the big cats, such as lion, leopard and cheetah. Lions are found in large prides and game viewing is fantastic all year round.
Enjoy your evening at leisure to unwind around a cozy campfire under the African stars whilst reminiscing about your day in the wild.
On arrival, you will find your Camp Safari Guide waiting for you at Olkiombo Airstrip. En-route game drive to the camp & enjoy a scrumptious lunch followed by an afternoon / evening game drive in Masai Mara as per the camp’s schedule.
Overnight at MARA BUSH CAMP – FB
DAY 06 & 07: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Full days in Maasai Mara Game Reserve with game drives as per the schedule of the camp. In between the game drives, watch the hippos below your tent deck bask in the sun or the lively river while playing your ukulele!
Overnight at MARA BUSH CAMP / PRIVATE WING or LUXURY MIGRATION CAMP – FB
DAY 08: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Private Lumo Community & Wildlife Conservancy: Fly to Lumo
Enjoy your last morning game drive in the Mara and check out after breakfast. The airstrip is only a few min. drive from the camp.
Depart with a packed lunch from your preferred camp & arrive in Nairobi at 12.15 pm. (flight time 01 hour) Your onward flight to the beautiful Lumo Community and Wildlife Conservancy.
A private conservancy is always a nice contrast to the national parks / reserves as it offers one with possibilities that a typical national reserve / parks would not. Fantastic activities are night game drives, guided bush / bird walks, walking in the nearby Taita Hills and excursions to the scenic and next door Lumo Tsavo West National Park.
This is one of the most stunning sceneries you will come across in Kenya! The beautiful Taita Hills, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mkomazi Reserve on the Tanzanian side are just some of the features. The magical “Lion Rock” draws prides of lions on black, volcanic rock and offers the perfect photographic image!
Your lodge is located on top of a hill that overlooks the conservancy. Views are unrivaled of the wilderness below!
Your expert Safari guide will pick you up from the Taita Airstrip for the transfer to the lodge with a game drive en-route. Wind up your day with a sundowner on the deck with beautiful sunset views and, if you are lucky get to see views of Africa’s highest mountain, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.
Overnight at LIONS BLUFF LODGE. – FB
DAY 09 & 10: Lumo Community & Wildlife Conservancy
Full days spent in the Lumo Wildlife Conservancy, packed with day and night game viewing / bird viewing.
On one of the days, we invite you for a bush breakfast. If you prefer to relax on the terrace of your beautiful room with glass frontage whilst enjoying a luxury massage and sipping a glass of wine, while the sun sets, this is also an option.
This is one destination that perfectly integrates wildlife viewing and top-notch luxury with sweeping views of the surroundings. The infinity pool overlooking the park along with a pool bar, wine cellar and private dining options is part of the best features of the lodge.
All meals and overnight at LIONS BLUFF LODGE – FB
DAY 11: Fly from Lumo Wildlife Conservancy to Nairobi
The last day is yours to rest & relax. You may opt for a morning game drive as per the lodge schedule or simply take it easy. Check-out from your room at 10.00 am, you are free to use all other facilities.
Thereafter, transferred to the airstrip for your late afternoon flight back to Wilson Airport, Nairobi. On arrival, met and transferred for day rooms (if needed) and thereafter, drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.